The Liberty Flames continued their successful run last Saturday by defeating Arkansas on the road, 21-19.
Liberty head coach Hugh Freeze has been a popular name among potential candidates to become the next head coach at Auburn, even before the opening was announced.
Following the game, Freeze was asked by Brandon Marcello of 247Sports to share his thoughts on the opening. Freeze’s response surprisingly sounded like a sales pitch to newly hired athletic director John Cohen.
“I don’t know that Auburn wants me. I have no clue,” Freeze tells Brandon Marcello. “I know this: I have won everywhere I’ve been and my staff and kids have turned programs fast. It’s our culture that we instill. I know we do that and the proof is in the pudding.”
His answer provides more fuel to the fire that he may be interested in the vacant head coaching position at Auburn. Last week in an interview with Aaron Torres of FOX Sports, Freeze says that he has a ‘list in mind’ of programs that he would entertain a call from. He then provided an interesting description of what his ideal location for a potential move would be.
“We are a small, college-town family. I’m not a big-city guy, I don’t belong there,” Freeze said in a recent episode of ‘The Aaron Torres Podcast.’ “If that select few, I do have a list in mind that if they ever were to have an interest, it would be something that we certainly would listen to.”
Freeze also told Torres that he is happy with his situation at Liberty, and doubled down on that statement with Marcello.
“I am as happy as I can be (at Liberty),” Freeze said. “I’ve told my administration and I’ve told my players as straight as I can be: if something interests me, I’ll tell them. To this point, nothing has (interested me) that has called — and I’m not saying the ones who called wanted me. They just call (agent Jimmy Sexton) and I say that really doesn’t fit me, Jill and the kids. But if one does, you have to sit down and have a conversation. That hasn’t happened yet.”
As of Saturday, no contact has been made between Auburn, Freeze, and Freeze’s agent Jimmy Sexton according to Marcello.
Was Liberty's 21-19 win over Arkansas an audition for Hugh Freeze?
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